Phoebe Snow

American singer, songwriter and guitarist

Phoebe Snow (July 17, 1950[1] - April 26, 2011) was an American singer. One of her most popular songs was "Poetry Man", from her album Phoebe Snow.[1] She also sang the theme song for the television series A Different World.

Phoebe Snow
Phoebe Ann Laub

July 17, 1950
New York City, New York
DiedApril 26, 2011(2011-04-26) (aged 60)
Edison, New Jersey
Other namesPhoebe Laub

In December 1975, Snow gave birth to a daughter, Valerie, who had hydrocephalus (too much liquid around the brain). Snow cared for her until Valerie died in 2007.[2]

Snow suffered a brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) in January 2010, from which she never recovered.[2] Complications from the hemorrhage caused her death.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Phoebe Snow dies at 60; singer of 1974 hit 'Poetry Man'". Los Angeles Times. April 27, 2011. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hinckley, David (2011-04-26). "Phoebe Snow, singer of 1975 hit 'Poetry Man,' 'A Different World' theme song, dead at 58". Daily News. New York, NY. Retrieved October 21, 2011.

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